Most professional nannies will tell you that the more you put yourself out there, the higher your chances are of finding a great job. It is best to register with a few different nanny agencies as well as an online nanny service. Most agencies will let you sign up with other agencies and most agencies offer free services for nannies, so it will only increase your chances. Once you get everything together for your first interview with a nanny agency you will just need to make copies and bring them to the other agencies. You can also use the same documentation to spruce up your online nanny profile. You will probably get multiple offers if you are an experienced nanny with good references, so you will need to be picky. Make sure that the family is a match on all levels, including discipline methods and family beliefs.
If you are looking for a reputable nanny agency in Southern California, we recommend Loving Nannies, established in 2000, this agency has helped over 5,000 nannies and families and is So Cal’s premier nanny and babysitting agency. They offer full and part time nannies, newborn specialists, live-in nannies as well as babysitters, temporary and vacation nannies.
If you do decide to use an online nanny service, you may want to consider background checking yourself since this will show the families that you are a serious, responsible and professional nanny. Don’t be surprised if they run their own background check as well. You should also make sure you have current CPR and First Aid . Having these two things will greatly increase your chances of being contacted by a family and will also look great on your nanny resume!
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